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Cortona Exterior

This Westlake site posed several challenges that included managing a sloping lot and capturing the views of downtown Austin in specific locations on the lot, while staying within the height restrictions. The service and garages split in two, buffering the less private areas of the lot creating an inner courtyard. The ancillary rooms are organized around this court leading up to the entertaining areas. The main living areas serve as a transition to a private natural vegetative bluff on the North side. Breezeways and terraces connect the various outdoor living spaces feeding off the great room and dining, balancing natural light and summer breezes to the interior spaces. The private areas are located on the upper level, organized in an inverted “u”, maximizing the best views on the lot. The residence represents a programmatic collaboration of the clients’ needs and subdivision restrictions while engaging the unique features of the lot.

Built by Butterfield Custom Homes

Photography by Adam Steiner

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April 5, 2013
slfeuer wrote:
What type of wood was used on the patio ceiling?
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Yes, please share what material was used on this ceiling application?
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May 6, 2012
dlujic wrote:
who is the manufcturer of the outdoor sconces?
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Check with the builder, he would know for sure! Matt Butterfield 512.563.6045
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The lighting is all by Lights Fantastic in Austin. Try looking at their outdoor lights on their website.
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The pool coping is limestone, and the deck is Ipe, and the hard surface area is a travertine 12x24
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It was from Materials Marketing in Austin, you can call them about the decking material and coping to match
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June 9, 2014
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March 21, 2014
tcveit wrote:
What is the material if the floor decking? Is it manufactured or real
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February 26, 2014
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July 19, 2013
00hunter wrote:
What kind of material are the dark posts made of for the overhang?
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June 6, 2013
jen11k wrote:
What is the depth of the covered area?
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October 8, 2012
Liz Jones wrote:
What is pool plaster color?
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October 6, 2012
Lisa Burch wrote:
What style doors are those? They don't look like traditional french doors. Does this style have a name
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August 27, 2012
blakeanddella wrote:
Love the mixture of stone and stucco! But, windows what is the brand? - What material are the frames made from? Wood, aluminum? The windows are fabulous, as is all of this house!
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